Sunday, 13 July 2014

The Symbolism of Squirrels - and Starlings

We are very familiar now with seeing squirrels on samplers - but I thought it would be interesting to hear about squirrels in paintings. The Lady with Squirrel and Starling is a famous portrait by Holbein the Younger. Here is what the National Gallery have to say about the symbolism of the squirrel - and starling in this painting in their collection:

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